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Country Club Hills Wellness Center

Chicago, Illinois

South Suburban PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter)

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  • The 77-unit Center is the first permanent supportive hosing development for South Suburban PADS.
  • The design objective was to not only support the key characteristics of the PADS program: compassion, hospitality and dignity but to incorporate as many environmentally friendly strategies as the tight budget would allow.
  • The facility's clean, contemporary lines speak to a better future for those who find sanctuary here. The image on the left is main access point to the Center and the Image on the right is the exit used by residents to access the backyard of the facility.
  • The 3-acre site improvements will include a patio area for residents, and activity area for children, walkways and parking for 80 cars.
  • Sustainable strategies include geothermal heating and cooling, solar thermal domestic hot water heating, a super insulated building envelope, energy start appliances, energy efficient lighting, low emitting paints and sealants, carpet tile with a high recycled content and regionally manufactured masonry.
  • Majority of the apartments are on the upper floors and the building plans "jog" at the elevator core in order to provide shared living rooms daylight and a separation point for the 20 families that call the Wellness Center home.
  • Majority of the apartments are on the upper floors and the building plans "jog" at the elevator core in order to provide shared living rooms daylight and a separation point for the 20 families that call the Wellness Center home.
  • In addition to the residential program, the facility is rich with community and life skills program space such as a culinary career center that includes commercial training kitchens.

people involved in this project:

Susan F. King

FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
Housing & Education Design Studio

Chauncey Kingsbury

AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Project Management

Stephen A. Milz

PE
Electrical Engineering